Operation Mockingbird

Operation Mockingbird

Operation Mockingbird was a classified CIA program spanning from the '50s through to the late '70s that intended to influence the media and create ‘a propaganda network’ of leading American journalists. The operation was exposed after a 1967 Ramparts magazine article reported that the National Student Association received funding from the CIA. In the 1970s, Congressional investigations and reports also revealed Agency connections with journalists and civic groups.

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